(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

An ant of negligible dimensions start at the origin (0,0) of the standard 2-dimensional rectangular coordinate system. The ant walks one unit right, then one-half unit up, then one-quarter unit left, then one-eighth unit down, etc. In each move, it always turn counter-clockwise at a 90 degree angle and goes half the distance it went on the previous move. Which point (x,y) in the xy-plane in the ant approaching in its spiraling journey?

2. Relevant equations

I think you use the geometric series to solve this problem?

3. The attempt at a solution

I don't have an attempt at this problem because I don't know where to begin!

I don't know how to solve this problem! All I know is you use the geometric series??

And if you do, how would you go solve this problem with the geometric series?

The answer is: (4/5 , 2/5)

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